Tag: social networking sites

  1. Your Influence Meter 2.0

    Klout, the tool for measuring and leveraging your social media influence, recently released an upgrade  to its application programming interface (API) , as well as several  new features. Version two of Klout’s API includes several new features. The site is now “Klout-focused” instead of “Twitter-focused,” meaning that users now have Klout IDs separate from their Twitter handle. This change will help the site spread to more social networks moving forward. The new API is also faster, smoother and touts a… Read More

  2. Who Are You?

    You are on Facebook now, and you probably even have a few contacts, but who are you? Does this photo look familiar? I have no idea what percentage of Facebook and LinkedIn users have this same photo, but it is HUGE! I want to know who I’m connecting with on social networking sites, don’t you? Please do me a favor, and yourself, and upload a photo so that I know who I’m connecting with. Chances are that you are missing… Read More

  3. 17% of Time Online is Spent on Social Networking Sites and Blogs

    Here’s a not so surprising statistic to folks in our line of work: 17 percent of time spent on the Internet last month (August) was devoted to social networking and blog sites. Those that might be surprised by this are businesses looking for new customers with advertising.  The 17 percent statistic is up over the past year from 6 percent and year-over-year, estimated online advertising spent on the top social network and blogging sites (like Facebook and MySpace) increased 119… Read More

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  5. Social Networking Increases for Boomers, Plateaus for Gen Yers

    Gone are the days of grandma knitting and grandpa reading and both of them wanting to have nothing to do with those newfangled computers. Instead, baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are the fastest growing users of social networking sites, like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Meanwhile, use of these sites and services among younger users, Generation Y users (those born between the late 1970s and the early 1990s), has plateaued. This is all according to Accenture’s recently released… Read More